Kevin Hawkins with a nett -2 wins the Society Strokeplay Championship
Andy Tippet with 42 points wins the Society Stableford Shield
An excellent turnout of 22 on a favourite course of the society with a stiff wind protecting the course and making a number of holes a tough test of golf. The weather was good with the sun on our backs and started with us having a drink and a bacon roll on the veranda with the amusing event of seeing Pat’s half eaten bacon roll being stolen from his hand by a very brave and large seagull.
The society welcomed Mr Chris Paterson (guest) to his first MGS event and to Tom Bennett, Barry Browning, Chris Buck & Pat Layen attending their first monthly meeting of the year. The society found the course in good shape with the average score being a very solid 32.36. Twenty- two players battling it out for the Society Strokeplay Championship and the Society Stableford Shield.
Cooden GC hosted us very well, ensuring our shirts were tucked in for the commencement of play, with the day ending in a very good two course meal.
Society Strokeplay Championship
Open to those society members with a handicap of 18 or less saw Kevin Hawkins putting together a very good and solid round of golf. The result was as follows: –
|Winner||Kevin Hawkins (gross 82/ nett 70)||-2|
|Second||Alan Bigley (gross 83/nett 73)||+1|
|Third||Mark Hughes (gross 91/ nett 76)||+4|
Society Stableford Shield
Open to those society members with a handicap of 19 or above saw Andy Tippett scoring the highest stableford score of the 2018 season thus far. The result was as follows: –
Winner Longest Drive: Micky Mann with a belter
Winner Nearest the Pin: Tim Gorringe with finest effort of the day on this tough par 3
The best two scores from the teams of three counted:-
|Winner||Andy Bishop, Andy Tippett & Tony Batchelder||92|
|Second||Kelvin Paterson, Chris Paterson & Tom Bennett||89|
|Third||Ken Wapling, David Howroyd & Andy Williams||84|
Anorak moment of the report is the day saw 8 birdies all on par 5s !!! taking the seasons total to 28 (Messrs Bigley and Hughes – 4 each so far this year lead the way). The 8 at Cooden were as follows:-
|Carl Valentine||2nd||4 on the par 5 (SI 6)|
|Jerry Watkiss||2nd||4 on the par 5 (SI 6)|
|Andy Tippett||2nd||4 on the par 5 (SI 6)|
|Chis Buck||8th||4 on the par 5 (SI 4)|
|Tom Bennet||15th||4 on the par 5 (SI 7)|
|Alan Bigley||18th||4 on the par 5 (SI 11)|
|Mark Hughes||18th||4 on the par 5 (SI 11)|
|Kelvin Paterson||18th||4 on the par 5 (SI 11)|
The next monthly meeting is at Nizels on the 20thJuly– individual and team stableford competitions off full society handicaps – full details nearer the time. Hopefully we will attract another 20+ players to a course we have not visited for a little while.